Equinix revealed today that its MI3 facility in Miami will serve as the landing station for the Monet Submarine Cable system in southern Florida.
Monet is being built by TE Subcom for Angola Cables, Algar Telecom, Antel, and of course Google. It’s the northern leg of an effort that also plans to build a cable between South America and Africa, which is why Angola Cables is part of the consortium. Monet will connect Miami with Fortaleza and on to Sao Paolo. The cable shoud be finished sometime this winter, going online in 2017.
Connecting the US with Brazil is a popular pastime at the moment. Seabras-1 is scheduled to go online in Q2 of 2017, and Telefonica has its own cable in the works due a few quarters later. Each of the three has chosen to land at a different spot on the US eastern seaboard: Monet in Florida, Seabras-1 in New Jersey, and Telefonica in Virginia Beach.
For its part, Equinix also took the opportunity to remind the markets how many of today’s submarine cable projects they are working with as strategic partners. Indeed, it’s a long list.
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